nonassociated

adjective non·as·so·ci·at·ed \ ˌnän-ə-ˈsō-shē-ˌā-təd , -sē- \

Definition of nonassociated

: not associated with someone or something else : unassociated; especially, of natural gas : not found in the same reservoir with petroleum deposits
  • When wells are drilled along this coast, they commonly encounter "nonassociated" gas—natural gas not associated with oil—under very high pressure.
  • —Barry Commoner

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1695

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